Wenona Lee Gardner – Native American Rainbow Warrior Artist

Trauma Informed Care

I used to work for St. A’s as an Activities Coordinator/Certified Peer Specialist on the Trauma Informed Care Committee. During Last Night’s Pink Moon Ceremony, my husband and I talked about me being a Stolen Child. I was kidnapped from my Ojibwe mother in Duluth, MN a place notorious for Native American Sex Trafficking for hundreds of years Native Americans have been targeted. In my case, I was kidnapped as a Native American baby and taken out of MN to Wisconsin where I became a victim of child pornography and repeated sexual assault on top of being lied to about my racial heritage, my name, my true identity, and family. It has taken my entire life to break free from my captors and reprogram my mind with the truth of who I really am. I am actually the daughter to a beautiful Ojibwe mother and a Vietnam Veteran of the 101st Army Airborne Rangers. I decided to write my story titled “Stolen Child.” God may have meant for me to walk this healing path to a Counselor for others facing this same crisis. Use me God. Show me that my suffering was not for nothing. If I can bless another with my story and experience, strength, and hope than I know there was a purpose for me to walk this path. Chi Miigwetch (Thank you very much in Ojibwe) for being of Service God!

Happy Birthday to my husband Brandon Humphrey I am happy to say we have an anniversary next month & even after a year they’re still talking about us! lol I love we started a business together as White Turtle Rainbow. Everytime, I see you hand out our business card and your face lights up because you are believing and living your own dream you have had for many years. I love your video recently made it on the page of a big Internet newspaper garnering a lot of attention! Congratulations! I love when you make love with me on the grass under the trees. I love when you and I go Karaoke singing. I love when you took me dancing. I love when we take the train to go travelling to see the country. I love role playing with you. I am happy to beat your butt in Street Fighter. lol I loved when we dreamed about what the coming year was going to be for us this morning that you had so many great ideas of new adventures we would have together! Let’s see what our lives will look like April 23, 2016 together in love hand and hand. God Bless You Always!

Love Your Forever Wife,
Wenona Gardner

Hello I am Wenona Lee Gardner​ one of the Founders of White Knights of Artists with Disabilities. My disabilities are Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar, and Physical Handicapped due to Osteoarthritis. When I went to UW-Milwaukee for BFA in Fine Arts in Drawing & Painting I felt like I was living my dream. I worked with the Disability Services Office to help me set up a Disability Accommodations Letter so I could received Disability Accommodations. Initially, for the first almost couple years everything was fun, exciting, and great! I had a solid straight A average. I felt like a success. However, my disability worsened and I was forced into a wheelchair with severe pain down both my legs and right arm. I had to withdraw from the art school I treasured and loved because my pain in my right arm would not allow me to hold a pencil or even paintbrush to do my artwork.

After some time I decided to give higher education a try. So I enrolled in the MBA program at Crown College and discovered that their Disability Services Office were a joke! First, the Disability Director violated another disabled student’s HIPPA privacy by sending me her medical records and disability accommodations letter. Then my professor decided to ignore my disability accommodations letter and I realized I was in the wrong college for people with disabilities. Because they denied me my disability accommodations I saw there was no way I could ever succeed in that college. So I was forced to withdraw. I also experienced disability accommodations discrimination from the Mohican Tribe. So now Disability Rights said to me that the college and the tribe broke federal laws and I am forced to file a US Civics Office US Higher Education Discrimination Complaint.

I am also a Disability Rights Advocate. I was a State Certified Peer Specialists where I helped disabled people find and live recovery. I was a Board of Directors members for a State Certified Non Profit Disability Rights Organization for two years empowering disabled people to know their rights and stand up for themselves. I worked for recovery centers with disabled people leading them in their own Self Employment Group and Artist’s Way Circle to encourage Artists with Disabilities to follow their hopes and dreams. I have been a worldwide Artist’s Way Facilitator for 18 years. I specialize in helping Artist’s with Disabilities.

Today, my husband Brandon Humphrey who is legally blind and I are partners under White Turtle Rainbow as YouTube Partners/Artists. We each have our own YouTube channels for our personal expression and a YouTube channel combined listed as White Turtle Rainbow Gaming where we work together. I am happy to finally living my dream as a self employed artist that I finally am getting the chance to use my BA in Business & Management from Alverno College.

Thank you for believing in yourself. As Artists with Disabilities we need to stick together and help us live our Divine Purpose. To share our art, resources, and information. Mostly important we need to stand up for each other. Death threats against any person let alone an Artist with Disabilities is not acceptable. I refuse to accept unacceptable behavior.

Love, Prayer_by_Wenona
Wenona Gardner
Founder of the White Knights of Artists with Disabilities

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Stolen Child

Stolen Child book excerpt

I was 18 years old when my foster mother closed the door on me because I was legal age and she wasn’t going to receive child support from the city for me anymore. I had no job. No family to go to. I had no money for school. All I had was a tank top, shorts, socks, and shoes. Not a penny in my pocket. Not a place to call home.

I was blessed though to have met a nun from Alverno College who offered to help me apply for college, financial aid, and do the paperwork. Because of her I was accepted into Alverno College and I was awarded $40,000 for tuition. Believe in yourself. There are opportunities there for you. Ask for higher help.
Thank you. And that’s amazing, God comes around when most needed, he is never late .

God bless!Self Portrait

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Wenona Gardner

4930 N. 18th St.

Omaha, NE 68110

April 14, 2015

Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Community,

I am writing to you to voluntary disenroll from the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation because of ongoing abuse and injustices caused by this nation which wants to hide behind to sovereign immunity to get away with its crimes. I am an excellent student who is disabled and in good faith applied and attended Crown College as an online MBA student using a $4,356 grant administered by the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation. When I took my first Crown College course in Organizational Behavior with Dr Janice Spangenburger, she denied my Disability rights setting me up for failure ignoring the disability accommodations letter set by Dr Tom McCracken the Director of Disability Services of Crown College. Which then proceeded into a long administrative battle forcing me to contact the Academic Dean, Academic Advisor, and Disability Director. When they finally were able to address the problem 40% of the course was over with so there was no way I could humanly possible catch up in such a disability discrimination hostile environment. According to Disability Rights Wisconsin they declared that Crown College and Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation violated the federal law by denying my disability accommodations of my disability rights. I was attacked verbally by Mohicans Jolene Bowman and Chris Miller who all they cared about was the grant money not my well being and not protecting my disability rights. Jolene Bowman denied my offer to make payments as well as the Mohican Legal Department. All the stress from the whole ordeal triggering my disabilities PTSD and BiPolar with undue stress and interfering with my sleep which worsened my health condition and required hospitalization. The Academic Dean assured me that she went to the Crown Appeals Committee and the Crown College billing office was to provide a full refund and a academic transcript to the Mohican tribe. On Christmas Eve, Jolene Bowman sent me a threatening letter instead of wishing me Merry Christmas. Dr James Burger, Ponca declared that is clearly a American Disability Acts violation.

This is not the only time the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation continues to harm me. I have been a victim child pornography, sexual assault, verbal assault, and violence from Mohican Nation. Dr. Oeschlager declared that because of the trauma inflicted upon me that I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and that I am totally and permanently disabled for life. Mohican Nation caused my disability and the severity of it.

This is my Solution to the whole problem of systemic abuse from the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation and this further violation of my American Disability Act Rights. I am voluntarily leaving the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation. I refuse to allow the Mohican’s Nation sovereign immunity to harm me anymore. I am officially leaving the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation and I am enrolling with my mother’s Ojibwe people.

Wenona Gardner

Wabun Anung in Ojibwe which means Morning Star

CAMP NANOWRIMO
Brought to you by Cabin Enigma Captain Wenona Gardner
Here are the rules:
1) If you want to receive a free One Card Archangel Oracle Card reading from me for participating in this Camp NaNoWriMo Scavenger Hunt 2015 you must comment on this WordPress blog post only.
2) If you want to receive the grand prize of a 5 card Archangel Oracle reading with vision board created digitally by me for your desktop wallpaper you must submit your answers to me through azurebreezes@gmail.com and be the first person to get all the answers right with urls for each of the 20 answers.
These are you Camp NaNoWriMo Scavenger Hunt questions:
  1. What is the non profit name of the organization that hosts Camp NaNoWriMo?
  2. What month did NaNoWriMo first start in 1999?
  3. What movie did Wednesday Adams do her speech about the Native Americans at camp?
  4. If I want to raise money for Camp NaNoWriMo, how can I do that? 
  5. Who founded the non profit organization that formed NaNoWriMo?
  6. Where is the non profit organization that formed NaNoWriMo currently located?
  7. Which movie is about twin babies that are separated at birth and meet up at camp then switch places?
  8. According to the American Camp Association, how many summer camps are there in the United States?
  9. Which movie has Bill Murray stars as Tripper, the quippy, big-brother type counselor who wants to help his campers have the best summer of their lives?
  10. Which movie has a group of counselors decide to reopen Camp Crystal Lake, the site where a child drowned years earlier? Unfortunately for the group of counselors, an unseen stalker starts killing them off one-by-one.
  11. This song was sung by Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas at the end of the Movie Camp Rock
  12. What is the minimum age to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo?
  13. What is an award-winning word processor and project management tool for the Mac and Windows that has been enthusiastically adopted by best-selling novelists and novices alike. As a Camp NaNoWriMo 2015 winner, you will be eligible for a 50% discount on regular license for what software?
  14. Camp NaNoWriMo raised how much money during their final #CampSearchParty?
  15. How much is the Camp NaNoWriMo Compass t-shirt this year?
  16. How many campers were participating in Camp NaNoWriMo 2014?
  17. What does Wenona Gardner’s Indian name in Ojibwe Wabun Anung mean in English?
  18. How many participants were in the first NaNoWriMo in 1999?
  19.  In 2013 Camp NaNoWriMo borrowed the U.S. Army’s survival-technique acronym and applied it to creative work. What does this acronym stand for?
  20. Which Cabin in Camp NaNoWriMo is the most Awesome!

Have fun!

Wenona Gardner

Cabin Enigma Captain

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